the photo of the pumpkin seeds down in the right hand corner...?
Whenever I carve pumpkins, I save the seeds. Then I separate out the
gunk and rinse them in a strainer. After that, I put the seeds on a
paper towel on a cookie sheet and I let them dry off a bit. Then I pull
out the paper towel, spray the seeds with olive oil and sprinkle a
little kosher salt over the top. I roast them on 350 degrees for about
20-30 minutes, (it depends on how big the seeds are, how many seeds
there are, and how long I can wait!) I like my seeds a golden brown.
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with numerous health
benefiting minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
I admit that when I was growing up, in a house with nine kids and
grandma living with us, Mom used whatever she could to fill our
stomachs. Nothing went into the garbage and Mom was sustainable before
anyone else even used that word. But...pumpkin seeds are delicious.
thought everyone ate them. But...my son was talking to a friend and
that friend had never had pumpkin seeds so I thought . . . "What?!" I
have to share my Mom's legacy to me, my kids and now you.
all you readers out there, do you roast pumpkin seeds? Do you do
anything differently...maybe add some spices or sugar or ...?
Tuesday, April 7th, at the Old Church in downtown Portland at 7 pm, Willamette Writers welcomes Eric Witchey, who will speak about Why a Bad Attitude Is a Good Thing, and why that's important to a writer.
BOOKS I'VE READ IN 2015
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple
JESUS LAND by Julia Scheeres
Books I've Read in 2014
Little Gloria - Happy at Last - by Barbara Goldsmith
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
The Stud Book by Monica Drake - http://www.amazon.com/Stud-Book-Monica-Drake/dp/0307955524
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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